Our Leaders

Abdi Hassan



Abdi is a trained Accountant who focuses his time developing social enterprises and supporting minoritized communities to find solutions to impact change in their own lives. He currently sits on the NHS England Mental Health London wide transformation board and his education includes an Economic degree from the London School of Economics.​





Project Director

Bashir is a Hackney resident & Project Director at Coffee Afrik with over 20 years of community work experience. He helped create and open Hackney's first and only Somali community centre, where women go to discuss the issues affecting their lives and to get support and advice. Bashir created the LBH first culturally competent referral pathway service. 



Director of Operations



Mukhtar's background work is developing social action projects, working alongside the likes of the NHS, the GLA, Local Authorities and the Met. He possesses a master’s degree in Economics and has a focus on using data to help develop theories around intersectionality and how our clients are impacted by this. Mukhtar is also a Computer Engineer and Community Activist. 

   Community    Team

Leyla, Sirad, Fadhiya

Leyla is our amazing Quran teacher and local mother. Sirad oversees our safe space in Hackney and is the team leader. Chef Fadhiya is our culturally competent chef, her food is highly sought and brings much life to our spaces. 


Project Manager



Samatar is a Project Manager based in Hackney, overseeing culturally competent signposting, Quran, Sewing and our Youth Led projects, at our safe space. Samatar is a lifelong Hackney resident, loved and admired by clients and the community, for being reliable, consistent and caring.